Archive for March, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting and working with this adorable little man and his family during a newborn baby photography session. He was such a good boy for me! He slept almost the entire time…..which is rare……and wonderful! Mom and Dad weren’t surprised by this. Apparently he likes to party all night! Yep, a little nightowl! And yet mom and dad looked so wonderful and seemed to enjoy the session:)

I feel so fortunate when I am chosen to capture this precious time for families. It is amazing how fleeting this time is and how quickly they grow and change. Almost all my client marvel at how different their baby looks when they receive their prints and products…..often even remarking on the changes when they first see their images at their personal proofing appointment. It makes me so happy to know I helped them preserve this time so they can always remember how tiny and perfect their new baby was!

Thank you, sweet family, for being so wonderful to work with! Ask your friends and family members to check out the post. If 35 unique visitors leave a comment here (with an email address), you will receive a 5×7 of your choice and if 50 leave a comment, you will receive an 8×10! I seriously LOVE blog love:)


amy: what a sweetheart!!! love them all!! love the one of him on the white blanket with his hands on his face so adorable and the last one is so sweet too!! gorgeous work

Deirdre: The photos are absolutely wonderful! What a beautiful family! Baby boy is such a cutie!

beverly wright: oh my goodness!! i love his sweet face and love his hair!! beautiful job, Ash.

Dawn Kitley: My goodness, he looks so peaceful! Great job, as always, Ashley!

Shelby: Ashley! These are absolutely beautiful! What a cute little guy, and I especially love the ones of him with his parents!

Liz: What a beautiful family and a gorgeous little boy! Beautiful work Ashley!

Melissa: gorgeous! love all that hair and you can feel the love mom and dad have for him already! great work Ashley!

shalonda: OMG ash!!!! i am in love... what a doll baby!!!!!

sherral: Oh my goodness! What an adorable baby!

Kathleen: Oh my - he is so, so tiny! Beautiful family and such a sweet little baby.

carol nicasio: Amazing images! beautiful family.

Sylvia Borgo: Awwww, I love the expressions you captured! The pure look of love and joy that is expressed is priceless!

Kelly Mack: So sweet! So beautiful. I love your work Ashley!

Bridget: What a beautiful family! It was amazing how the baby's angelic personality was captured in the pictures.

Tanya: Absolutely adorable!!!!!

Charnissa: WoW!!!!......What a lovely family. And such a beautiful baby boy!!! I just love ALL of the pictures.

Mama Laine: Ashley, yes your work does speak for you. These are the best baby pictures, I have ever seen. And to this wonderful family you are so beautiul with this handsome already ANGEL COLLIN. LOVE Y'ALL

Kara Layfield: Gorgeous family!! The little guy is just adorable! Beautiful work!!

Cynthia White: I absolutely LOVE the pictures. You have captured LOVE on film...Beautiful

Krissy Allori: These are so incredibly gorgeous. And that thick head of hair? I'm in love.

Nicole Cottrell: These are fantastic pictures and what a sweet beautiful baby boy. Congratulations!

Geraldine: These photographs are absolutely beautiful and very professional. Congratulations to the Jackson family on such a beautiful, photogentic baby. Good looking family! Collin, you oughta be in pictures...oops, you already are!

natalie lawson: oh ashley! these are incredible! i just sooooo love your work! the ones of him in the blue blanket would be huge in my house!

Anya: Nice work!Love,love,love it!

Renee Smith: I love these pictures. I think the little boy makes the pictures more beautiful.

Annette Felder: Adorable, loveable, hugable, baby boy. I love all of the pictures.

Demetriss Haynes: Deirdre: You guys look great, beautiful family! Little man, is too handsome!

Kel Ward: These are gorgeous! What a beautiful family and perfect baby! That 5th image of mom looking at baby just really touches me.

Beth: Gorgeous....just gorgeous!

Anna: could these be any more gorgeous??? Seriously beautiful work!!

Kavis: These pictures are so beautiful! My cousin is such a handsome little guy!

Taryn Chrapkowski: Absolutely gorgeous! Love the shots with mom and dad!

Amber: Ashley these are beautiful!He seriously has the best hair, so cute!

Dezarae: Geesh, this family is adorable! Love the simplicity of the last shots; they showcase pure beauty!

desi: well how darn gorgeous is this baby? and your captures are perfect! well done

Donna: What a beautiful little baby! I especially love the images on him on the white blanket. Gorgeous! :)

Demetriss Haynes: Tish, the family looks great!

So, it may seem very quiet here if you visit the blog often, but I assure you I have been very busy indeed. The first few months of this year have seen a lot of changes for me personally as well as professionally. I have been to another fabulous workshop with some amazing photographers and cannot wait to put what I have learned into action. My April calendar is full and May and June are filling fast as well. I will be extremely busy before I know it and so I am trying to prepare for that and enjoy the other behind the scenes work I am doing right now. I did take a break last week to meet with the most adorable little baby boy who was so excellent and slept almost the whole session! He totally spoiled me and I loved photographing him. I cannot wait to share his newborn photo session images and hope to do that later this week.

Our home and my business have moved and we couldn’t be happier. Well…….there is still quite a bit of work to be done. But I am really just trying to slow down and enjoy the process of making my home and my business feel just the way I want. I want my business to be warm and welcoming to my clients and reflect me and my work. The goal for my new client room is to make it a space that is classic and modern with a good dose of whimsy. So you can let me know how I am doing by checking out these quick image I took yesterday, shortly after my first visit by a client to the new space!! The TV wall looks barren right now but will soon be filled with a wonderful new product that I am ecstatic about offering my clients! OK, on with the images…….and I’ll see you later this week!




Whitley Pollet: Wow! This is a gorgeous room! It looks great!!! I love all of the samples. :)

Kara Layfield: Love your new client room...very warm, inviting and stylish. Great use of space! I'm so happy for you!

Terry Arnold: Great job ,Ashley! Love this room and all the great light! Your samples are beautiful!

Kathleen: It looks so beautiful!!! Love it.

Kristin: I love this! Congratulations!

Donna: Look at all that gorgeous light! Beautiful!

Dawn Kitley: What a fun area, Ashley!!! So excited for you!

Melissa S: lovely space, so warm and inviting!

Danielle: Congratulations!!! It looks great!!!!

Jen Gasper: Can you say insanely jealous????? Cuz that is what I am! That is beautiful. Just like all the work displayed in your new space. Congrats!

Amy: Just amazing.. Love it.. Congrats..

amy: very cool ashley!!!

Rachel Aberle: What a great client room!

lara: so so lovely ashley!!!!!!!!

Marzena: Oh my goodness!!! Your space is to die for!!!!

Jen: What a wonderful room!

Cherise: It's coming together nicely!

Liz: How perfect for you!!! I love this Ashley. I'm so happy for you!

Clarice: Gosh that is absolutley gorgeous Ashley!

Laura: Love it! Love it! Love it!

Laura Morita-Yeun: Oh my goodness, Ashley. This is just incredibly beautiful! I want to come sit on your couch and have a nice chat with you, you sweet wonderful woman. Love your space. Gorgeous!

Kari Wright: Gorgeous room and WOW that is a lot of glass to clean! Congrats!

Carrie: What a wonderful space! Congratulations!!!!!!

Holly Olsen: Really gorgeous!!!

sharon: Love it!

Justyna: Gorgeous! I love your samples and all of the little decorations and accessories.

Kel Ward: Very nice!

Becky: It's beautiful, Ashley! I know that you are so excited to have the space. I am happy for you and your business!

Azure: Wow! LOVE it! Congrats!

Amber: Congrats Ashley! I love all the open windows and brick, gorgeous!

Marissa: Just gorgeous! No surprise coming from you!

Jamie Siever: Wow! Gorgeous! I love the room, the products, the warmth, and the light. Congratulations on the new space - use it well!

Sylvia Borgo: What a fantastic space. Perfect! Congrats, congrats!!

Carrie: Gorgeous! Really, really gorgeous!

Shelby: Ashley! This is beautiful! I'm seeing many happy clients here!

Kelly Mack: Looks amazing Ashley!

Kerry Siereveld: This room is stunning Ashley!! So proud of you girl, you deserve it!!

Danielle: This is so beautiful and inviting!

Lisa: I spy.....I love that my little bird is in your room We love that pic as well! Great the light!

Lindsey Pace: Looks great! Makes me wanna be a client of yours : )

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Just a short and sweet little post this evening. I have been hard at work on so many things and have neglected this little blog the past couple of weeks. Forgive me. I should have posted earlier to announce I would be taking a bit of a break to wrap up all of winter’s orders and start working on my new client space, where I will be able to meet with my clients, hold my proofing sessions, and hold orders for pick up. The space is coming along wonderfully! I am almost done with it and will be posting images soon! The temptation to post some now is really hard to overcome sometimes! But I know you’ll appreciate it so much more if you can see it completed:)

So next week I start shooting again and have a couple of spots still open in late March. April, however, only has one spot available. I’m so excited about all the family sessions I have coming up. The break from outdoor sessions has been long enough…..I am ready to start shooting in the fresh air again!

I got just a little taste of shooting outdoors again recently and wanted to share an image I worked on this evening. There is a magnificent tulip tree in our neighbors back yard and it comes over the fence and right up on our second story deck. It is truly gorgeous and fills the air with an intoxicating aroma. It brought me such joy for the short time that it was in bloom but lost its leaves rather quickly. I begged my daughter to let me take some pictures of her among the flowers and petals. She was wonderful. Here is what we captured that day.

I’ll be back next week!

Liz: Wow! This is simply gorgeous! Your daughter is beautiful!

Julene: Riley-Poo is so purdy. Love that red hair. It's funny, sometimes I think she looks just like your sis, and sometimes I can see so much of Jeff in her. Of course, after being around her and experiencing the goofiness...that's pure you! : P

Kari Wright: Her hair is to die for! I love all that red.

aseel: She's stunning, Ashley! Beautiful image.

Melissa: in one word..Stunning! Her hair is out of this world and the flowers are gorgeous! Can't wait to see your new space!

Lynn: I'm always amazed by her. She is stunning. How your pictures make her look even MORE beautiful is truly a testament to your talent!

Sylvia Borgo: STUNNING! Let me say it again . . . STUN.NING!!

Laura: Hi Ash - next year when the trees are in bloom, you should come to our yard and take some pics of her in our tulip tree (if she would be willing ... ). We have a beautiful tree just right for climbing. My kids spend hours up there. I've gotten some great pics with just my camera phone. I would love to see what you could capture with your talent. It would be amazing!

Azure: Ashley, this is STUNNING! You never cease to amaze.

Tori Piercy: Wow, beautiful!! Your daughter is stunning!

Tori Piercy: Wow, beautiful!! Your daughter is stunning!

Gail: GORGEOUS image! Love the color and your daughter is beautiful! Incredible work!

Amber: She is beautiful!

Danielle McCarty: This image is gorgeous Ashley, she is stunning! :)

Clarice: She is beautiful! Awesome image!

natalie lawson: your daughter is beautiful! i see a future julianne moore! her red hair and blue eyes are just to die for!

Kelly Mack: WOW! Thats amazing!

Taryn Chrapkowski: absolutely stunning!

Stephanie Callahan: Beautiful!! This is just perfect!!

Anelle: OH MY WORD! This is simply wonderful!

amy: ashley she is gorgeous!!!

Kel Ward: Gorgeous!! What a beautiful girl!

Donna: Wow! That image is just gorgeous! I love it!

Kara Layfield: She's stunning Ashley! Beautiful shot!

Laura Morita-Yeun: OMG. LOVE this.

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